We love this feste because everyone comes out to celebrate - the streets are filled with tastey vendors peddling their artisanal goods - from spiced wine, seasoned pecorino & honey to the meats of the region; porchetta, cinghiale in all forms & prosciutto. We took home a wheel of cheese, a hunk of mortadello & wild boar sausages.
Late in the evening, after the band plays through town everyone gathers in the piazza to watch la befana descend from the bell tower into the crowd.
Both men & women dress as this old character and parade the streets night & day, sometimes even on stilts - its hysterical! Jason says that next year he will dress up for sure & I don't doubt it!